rpc service hangs on startup
Posted on 2004-04-30
Hi. We're having a problem with an NT4 server, which keeps on hanging on logoff (possibly only logoffs via PCanywhere, but we haven't tested that theory)
On restarts, the server can be pinged, but the rpc functions aren't active (no shares, remote connections etc.) for about 10-15 minutes
Startups also take a very long time and, at the login screen, a message box comes up with the services.exe error:
The procedure entry point system function 035 could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll
Although the server has recovered every time so far, we'd rather like to know what the underlying problem is and if there is a way to fix it.
The server has been a bit flaky for a long time, but only started with this problem a couple of days ago. More RAM had been put in that morning and O&O defrag software had been installed the week before - those are the only recent changes.
As this is a 24/7 critical server, it's pretty urgent we get a grip on the problem (hence the point level) so any ideas would be gratefully received.